Vienna, Austria - 9 July 2021 – The Women’s Network of Gender Champions against Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling is an active community of female officials and male champions of women’s rights working in policymaking, the justice sector, law enforcement, civil society and other relevant local entities. The network was constituted to help address the gendered nature of trafficking in persons (TIP) and smuggling of migrants (SOM), and serious underrepresentation of women working in and/or leading institutions responding to human trafficking and migrant smuggling.
To continue to strengthen the capacity and knowledge of members of the GLO.ACT Women’s Network, GLO.ACT ran a four-part workshop series on leadership and management with the final webinar taking place from 29 to 30 June 2021.
This last workshop in the four-part management and leadership series focused:
At the end of the workshop, participants were encouraged to review and adjust their personal visions, goals and development plan which they had set for themselves during the first workshop of the same series.
In total, 33 (28 female, 5 male) Women’s Network members participated in the event.
The Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants – Asia and the Middle East (GLO.ACT-Asia and the Middle East) is a four-year (2018-2022), €12 million joint initiative by the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in up to five countries: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Afghanistan), Islamic Republic of Iran (I.R. of Iran), Republic of Iraq (Iraq), Islamic Republic of Pakistan (Pakistan). GLO.ACT-Bangladesh is a parallel initiative also financed by the EU and implemented with IOM.
The project builds on a global community of practice set in motion in GLO.ACT 2015-2019 and assists governmental authorities and civil society organizations in targeted, innovative, and demand-driven interventions: sustaining effective strategy and policy development, legislative review and harmonization, capability development, and regional and trans-regional cooperation. The project also provides direct assistance to victims of human trafficking and vulnerable migrants through the strengthening of identification, referral, and protection mechanisms. The project is fully committed to mainstreaming Human Rights and Gender Equality considerations across all of its activities.
This project is funded by the European Union.
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